Heavy Rainfall Breaks Records In Los Angeles County

Raining Again! - Photographer: Marcus Ward
Raining Again! - Photographer: Marcus Ward

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA- Los Angeles County had record rainfall over the weekend as a low-pressure system that originated in the Gulf of Alaska dumped half an inch to nearly 3 inches of rain across Los, Orange, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties between Sunday Afternoon and Monday morning.

The persistent rain also brought enough moisture to rewrite the record books in some areas of Los Angeles County.

LAX received 1.73 inches of rain Sunday, breaking the record for the day f 0.82 inches set in 2005. A record of 1.51 inches of rain fell in downtown Los Angeles shattering the prior record of 1.11 inches set in 1975.

Just over half an inch of rain fell in Lancaster on Sunday, breaking the previous record for the day of 0.41 inches set in 1958. Palmdale Airport, which received 0.45 inches of rain, also nudged past its record of 0.43 inches for the day, set in 2018.

Another storm system is set to move into Southern California by Wednesday night, drenching the area through Thursday which could add more new records for rainfall.

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